AIFS Gap Year Abroad: Rome, Italy (J-Term)


Take a gap year on your terms — with AIFS.

We provide all-inclusive, flexible program options to customize your gap year adventure around the world. Mix and match destinations and academic terms for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to earn college credits, immerse yourself in a different culture, acquire global skills and expand your life experience.

AIFS Gap Year Programs are available to high school graduates 18 and over. 

Spend your January term in Italy and earn 3 credits. Choose one of four course offerings: Art and Culture in Rome: 800 BC - 2000 AD; Elementary Italian 1 (A1 CEFR); Comparative World Religions; or Culture and Style in Italy. The city of Rome plays an important role in the program with cultural and social activities included. You'll stay in either a centrally located apartment or Italian home with internet access and meal vouchers included. Coordinated AIFS Flight Packages are also available.

Spend 3 weeks in the Eternal City this January term. Earn 3 credits studying in Rome with an introductory Italian language course or a course in art history, sociology or religion, all taught in English. Explore modern Rome and Italy's artistic heritage with visits to museums, walking tours, wine tastings, Italian cooking classes and more. A day trip to Assisi and Trevi is included, and an optional 3-day excursion to Florence is available.

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